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Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
of instructive closure. i was with him in aca aca laska- he gave one of the most amazing tributes i had ever heard. i made him promise that he would teach me how to speak like that. [laughter] he said, what do you mean, chaplain? i said i want your eloquence of diction, i want your brilliance of metaphor, i want your poetry of imagination, and he smiled and dis missed my request. i had the opportunity of reminding him at walter reid that he still had unfinished work to do with me, please. i still need your help. i was blessed to be able to hold his hand. i was blessed to be able to recite the scriptures, and the last passage that i recited before he transitioned from time in to eternity, is the passage with words that have been whispered by more people in trouble, spoken in more hospital rooms, uttered by more dying lips, and than perhaps any other words in scripture. the 23rd osama bin laden. i-- psalm was standing bind you. the lord is my shepard, i shall not want. he makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul. he leads me in the path of right
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Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
will get even higher. >> but that is the point now that you have the aca that you can have this discussion in a way that was much harder to have before. it is really saying for those who are able to continue working, can we begin to reorient the expectation for the next generation, which is what we're talking about, recognizing that for people who are in that pre now pre-medicare age, they will no longer have to postpone taking care of health care because they, in fact, have an option. so it is why this discussion takes on a whole different tone as a result of the affordable care act having passed. >> i mean, i would say we have options, but we don't know if they're affordable options, and that's really the big difference. >> al milliken, am media. what can we learn from other countries? i'm wondering if any of you have studied the health benefit programs elsewhere, and do any have comparable insurance programs, and what has been the experience in other nations? >> most of them are struggling mightily with the promises they have made which encourage people to retire even earlier than they
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
of 2010, the congressional budget office was projecting out some savings because of the a.c.a. but they were figuring about 4% per capita growth, again as you pointed out this chart now shows we're down to 2%. so they've been revising their estimates over the last two years and the net savings, the recalculation just in the last two years has been hundreds of billions of dollars of lower expenditure than they had first thought was going to be the case. when you compare that magnitude of savings with, for example, raising the eligibility age to 67, i mean, they're dwarfed. it is really just a small portion of what efficiencies in the system are capable of producing. and the fact of the matter is that raising the eligibility age, i mean, there's no free lunch. the fact is that even though these are people that willing challenged in the private insurance market, 65 and 66 are still the healthiest population within the medicare pool. so the ones who remain in medicare, their part b premiums are going to go up and that's not just me saying it, it's the keiser family foundation who
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Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
at the internet and say do we have to draw lines here? have we gone too far? i personally think my position on a.c.a. is a good position and protecting the people's right to know is a high priority. >> what have you decided to do with all your papers and years in congress? >> that is an important question. i'm pleased to say that my alma mater at ucla is taking some interest. hopefully, some of that work will be of value to researchers sometime out there. >> you have expressed optimism and interest of what your future might hold but it has to be difficult leaving this institution after so many years. this has been most of your adult life, your way of life. how are you using these last few weeks here, still as a voting member of congress? is the experience -- does it feel different saying this might be the last time i will do this? >> i was looking at my cad and wondering how many more votes i have left. if i thought this was the end of impacting public affairs i would be very nostalgic. we're looking at it as another chapter in life -- the book of life that we look forward to. >> do you plan to make
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